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Who We Are

The Representative for Children and Youth’s office works to support young Nunavummiut. We represent their voice in matters that affect them and ensure the Government of Nunavut protects and advances their rights and interests.

Our work is guided by:


In other words…Young people have rights. We support them!

What We Do

Individual Advocacy

Individual advocacy means working one-on-one with a child or youth, listening and helping the young person address his or her concerns.

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Systemic Advocacy

Systemic advocacy involves reviewing issues affecting larger groups of young Nunavummiut.

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Reviews of Critical Injuries and Deaths

Our office can review child deaths and serious injuries to help prevent similar events in the future.

We are currently developing this area of work.

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Public Awareness

We want all Nunavummiut to understand what child rights are, what we do and how we do it!

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What's New

News

10/25/2018

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Annual Child Rights Contest Focusing on a Child’s Right to Education Launches Today

Iqaluit, NU — The fourth annual Your Story, Your Voice contest hosted by the Representative for Children and Youth’s Office (RCYO) launches today. The contest is open to all kindergarten to grade 12 classes in Nunavut schools.

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Photos and Events

08/07/2018
Lori and Christa enjoyed their busy days in Cambridge Bay meeting with service providers and youth, and hosting the Raise your Voice: Self Advocacy Workshop. We would like to thank Kitikmeot Inuit Association for allowing us to run our workshop in their spacious board room!

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Publications and Reports

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Our Resources

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